There is a lot of natural and synthetic over the counter snoring
medication available, all of which claims to reduce or completely
eliminate snoring problems. However, many research studies have shown
that these products, in general, are not nearly as effective as they
claim to be.
Still, they may be worth trying as some people have reported having
great success with them.
medication for snoring is of the over the counter type, and it is
for a doctor to prescribe medicine to help with snoring.
However, there are a few different devices that a doctor may prescribe
if snoring is a major problem. Of course, using a natural
sleep remedy is
always the best and usually cheapest bet, and you should try any and
all available methods before turning to medicine for snoring
some people feel more comfortable visiting their doctor
and taking their recommendations. Below you will find more information
on the most commonly prescribed anti snoring remedy, as well as
information on the different over the counter snoring medication
Prescribed Snoring Remedies
you have tried the other snoring medication
available with little luck, or if your doctor decides your snoring is
caused by a more serious sleeping disorder such as sleep apnea, then
the doctor may decide that it is time to prescribe an anti snoring
device to help with the problem.
most commonly prescribed anti snoring device is a continuous
positive airway pressure unit, also known as CPAP. This
air through the throat and nasal passages, and is most useful in
treating sleep apnea and the problems associated with it. With CPAP,
the person must wear a mask that is hooked up to a respirator.
many people report having success stopping snoring and sleeping better
while using CPAP, the majority of people find the device quite
uncomfortable and report that it makes it more difficult for
people feel quite self conscious while wearing the
device and don’t want their partner to have to fall asleep next to a
Darth Vader clone. This is why more and more people are starting to
turn to natural remedies
to help with their snoring problems.
and Over the Counter Snoring Medication
There is a lot of natural and over the counter snoring medication
available, usually available in either tablet or spray form.
the most common types of snoring medicine that people have recently
begun turning to are based on natural
several different, naturally
derived chemicals that many people claim
help with snoring. Most over the counter medication for snoring has
at least one, if not several, of these chemicals.
is a chemical that is
derived from immature bitter oranges, which is a type of small citrus
plant found in China. Neo-Synephrine is commonly
used to treat allergies
and nasal congestion, which can make it very helpful in treating
blockages of the sinuses which can lead to snoring.
high levels of vitamin C, which is also very useful as an
anti-inflammatory agent. The only negative with synephrine is that it
is a powerful stimulant, so it should not be taken in large doses.
Pregnant women should also avoid it, and it should never be taken with
another stimulant such as caffeine.
is a naturally occurring
enzyme that is found in pineapples. Like synephrine, it has anti
inflammatory properties and is very useful at reducing the amount of
mucous in nasal passages and the throat, which can make it very useful
in treating snoring. Bromelain is most effective when taken on an empty
stomach, especially since eating a heavy meal to close to bedtime can
exacerbate snoring problems.
is a protein that occurs
naturally in the body in the heart, liver, pancreas, kidneys, and
lungs. It is a powerful anti oxidant, however may not actually help
reduce snoring on its own. Nonetheless, coenzyme Q10 is a sleep
promoter, so it can help a person fall into a deeper sleep and is most
effective when taken with one of the other natural remedies.
of the others, this chemical should be taken in moderation, and may
result in side effects such as nausea, dizziness, and rashes. It should
not be taken by diabetics or anyone else who is using insulin.
is a chemical that occurs in
cayenne and other hot peppers, and is the chemical that makes them
spicy. It is known to be very useful in decreasing inflammation of the
respiratory system and breaking down mucous, which can make it very
useful in helping with snoring.
- Eucalyptus oil
is another common
chemical used in snoring medication, and contains cineole which again
helps reduce respiratory inflammation and slows mucous production.
- Peppermint oil
is also used in many
anti snoring throat sprays or can be inhaled. It works in very much the
same way as eucalyptus oil at reducing snoring.
is also used in the same way as
both eucalyptus and peppermint to reduce mucous production and
respiratory swelling and inflammation.
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